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  • Your words remind me of a poem I read a few years ago. It's about this woman who stumbles into her bathroom one morning, looks into the mirror and finds her mother's face staring back at her. She tries to wipe the image off with a cleaner but it doesn't go away. She wants her to leave but the image in the mirror says "As long as you look like me I can't leave." Her mother advises her to use a cream so that she'll look better. In the last line the woman unscrews the lid of a cream jar, dips three fingers in it and slathers it all over the mirror.
    I looked for this poem on google. It's called 'Saving Face' by Kaye Linden.
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